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Odong volunteered to fight COVID-19 in China

By Sarah Kisakye

Added 4th June 2020 08:40 PM

Christopher Odong volunteered to work with Chinese doctors as a translator for foreigners who could not easily communicate with Chinese doctors.

Odong volunteered to fight COVID-19 in China

Christopher Odong, a Ugandan who volunteered in the the fight against COVID-19 in China. Courtesy Photo

Christopher Odong volunteered to work with Chinese doctors as a translator for foreigners who could not easily communicate with Chinese doctors.

COVID19           CHINA           UGANDA 
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, several Ugandans, including students, requested the Government to repatriate them back home.
However, one Ugandan student pursuing medical studies at Southern Medical University in Guangdong chose to join the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.
Christopher Odong volunteered to work with Chinese doctors as a translator for foreigners who could not easily communicate with Chinese doctors.
Christopher Odong in China. Courtesy photo
Christopher Odong in China. Courtesy photo
The 28-year-old will graduate next month with a bachelor's of medicine and bachelor of surgery at the Southern Medical University in Guangdong China.
Odong plans to continue volunteering until the end of June, ahead of his graduation in July.
Odong comes from a family of seven. His parents are James Labongo Oweka, who passed on in 2012 and Adwar Albina of Agago district, where his mother still stays.

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